Cinema in California’s Huntington Beach postponed two shows on Thursday night after the call of police.
According to police a U.S. cinema has canceled screenings of the new Joker movie after a “credible” threat.
The movie, featuring Joaquin Phoenix as the sadistic nemesis of Batman, has proved controversial for its portrayal of violence and the concerns of security surrounding its release have increased.
Cinema in California’s Huntington Beach postponed two shows on Thursday night after the call of police.
The Huntington Beach Police Department said that the Bella Terra shopping center had received reports of a possible threat to the Century Theatre and viewed it as “credible.”

In a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises, James Holmes killed 12 people
On Friday, police said, the cinema reopened, but refused to provide details of the threat
Police in cities across the United States, like New York and Las Vegas, have stepped up patrols in movie-showing cinemas.

Family members of victims of a 2012 mass shooting by a man who reportedly identified himself as Joker expressed concerns about the movie.
During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, 12 people died and 70 were injured in the attack.
The killer was armed with guns, including an assault rifle, dressed in full-body armor.
Joker is directed by Todd Phillips and acts as a story of Joker’s origins


It follows the failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck set up in 1981, who turns to a life of crime in Gotham City.
The studio behind the film, Warner Bros, has defended it, stating “Neither the fictional character Joker, nor the movie, is any kind of endorsement of real-world violence
Also featuring Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy in supporting roles is the movie, rated a 15 in the UK for strong bloody violence.”
Joker is now in the UK cinemas.


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